The Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus

Peace and Conflict Prevention/ResolutionDisease Prevention and TreatmentWater and Sanitation

Maternal and Child HealthBasic Education and LiteracyEconomic and Community Development

Areas of Focus

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified six areas of focus that are used to determine the appropriate designation when funding a grant application. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Rotary Foundation’s mission.

Statements of purpose and goals

Each of the six areas of focus begins with a statement of purpose, followed by a list of specific goals. The Rotary Foundation will use the goals to establish:

  • Projects and activities for packaged global grants
  • Possible strategic partners for packaged global grants
  • Evaluation criteria for club- and district-developed global grants
  • A system for measuring outcome for all global grants

Areas of focus

  1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  2. Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Water and sanitation
  4. Maternal and child health
  5. Basic education and literacy
  6. Economic and community development